Old Fort Shipping Container House Near Trails

Property ID: 486592Old FortNCUS
Sleeps 62 BR2 BA
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A one-of-a-kind Blue Ridge Mountain escape awaits at this 2-bedroom, 2-bath vacation rental in Old Fort. Sitting adjacent to the Pisgah National Forest with all kinds of hiking and biking trails, this cozy container home is perfect for anyone looking to explore the outdoors. Hike at Catawba Falls, visit the Mountain Gateway Museum, or take a day trip to Asheville. When evening comes, prepare a delicious dinner in your fully equipped kitchen or enjoy some local brews at the Whaley Farm Brewery.


  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Free Parking
  • Deck
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Central Air Conditioning
  • Cable/Satellite TV
  • Self Check-In


Location Details

WALKING DISTANCE: Hillman Beer Old Fort, Old Fort Ride House, Whaley Farm Brewery, Whistle Stop Pizza & Subs, Arrowhead Gallery & Studios, Mountain Gateway Museum

EXPLORE NATURE: Copper Ridge Fonta Flora Trailhead (2 miles), Catawba River (3 miles), Old Fort Picnic Area (3 miles), Old Fort Gateway Trailhead (3 miles), Catawba Falls (4 miles), Andrews Geyser (5 miles), Trailhead to Kitsuma Peak (8 miles), hiking, biking, fly fishing

ASHEVILLE (~ 24 miles): Western North Carolina Nature Center, Biltmore Estate, Asheville Pinball Museum, University of North Carolina Asheville, Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Blue Ridge Parkway

NEARBY TOWNS: Black Mountain (9 miles), Marion (12 miles), Lake Lure (25 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (36 miles)


9 reviews
  • New Year Family trip


    We thoroughly enjoyed the container home. Everything was wonderful. We went to Biltmore one day and skiing at Sugar Mountain the next day. Perfect location. Felt very safe and comfortably. Enjoyed being able to walk next door to Hillmans brewery for delicious food. Thank you for sharing your beautiful/ fun home. We will definitely be back.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
  • Container Stay


    Originally, we liked the novelty of staying in a container home; practically, we loved our stay and enjoyed it beyond what we expected. The proximity to local breweries and area attractions was fantastic. My husband and I, along with our kids (and the dog) loved the space, which was bright and clean.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published November 4, 2023
  • Cute


    It is a cute place in a goof location. My only complaint is the lawn mower Sunday morning. Something I didn't realize in the pictures is the toilets are not only next to the large windows but facing the road. The lawnmowers may have gotten an eye full that he wasn't expecting.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Ashley S.
    Published October 3, 2023
  • 5/5

    This was a great house with surprisingly large, open rooms. Our family had plenty of space and we loved the back patio area, with the large grassy area and creek access. It’s not fenced in but still great for the dogs, if you have dogs that will stay with you without a fence. The kitchen was very well stocked with nice cooking utensils, pots, pans, and mixing bowls. It’s a very unique house with sliding doors instead of windows, the doors let in a lot of natural light. We were visiting family in the area, and it’s a great place to stay for east access to Black Mountain, Asheville, and Boone. We loved it and will probably stay there again!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published October 3, 2023
  • Container Home


    Great home. Roomy, clean, and well stocked. In the middle of a lot of outdoor activities. My only suggestion would be a step at the main door in back, and some lighting along the pathway.

    Published October 3, 2023
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